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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1790 - 1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ink and watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Wallpaper depicting a rock garden and pagoda, watercolour on paper, Qing dynasty, ca. 1790-1820. The upper part is decorated with branches of magnolia and almond, camellia, pomegranate and plum, with birds and butterflies on a green ground. The lower part depicts the story of a tea making amidst scenery with tea houses, pagodas, rock gardens and water.

Place of Origin

China (made)


1790 - 1820 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Ink and watercolour on paper


Length: 350 cm, Width: 117 cm

Object history note

This wallpaper is said to have been given to a former owner of Shernfold Park by a Chinese ambassador. Purchased from F.G. Joseph Esq, and Co-Executors of the late B. Newgass Esq., 12th June 1923

Descriptive line

Wallpaper depicting a tea shop, in three pieces, from Shernfold Park; China, ca. 1790-1820


Paper; Watercolour


Interiors; Wall coverings


East Asia Collection

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